Emissions Trading News

  • Speech: Edward Davey speech to the Ecobuild event at ExCel

    First, let me thank EcoBuild for this opportunity to discuss the progress of our Energy Efficiency Strategy. I want to use my time to set out briefly why it’s so important that we get our approach to energy efficiency right. And to talk specifically about the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation. I’m delighted that industry leaders from the UK Green Building Council are ...

  • SCS Global Services Earns Accreditation to Verify Carbon Offset Projects under California´s New Cap and Trade Program

     SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that is has officially earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the new Cap-and-Trade Program. SCS ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Climate Action Reserve Approved to Register Offset Projects for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, the nation’s premier carbon offset registry, earned approval from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to serve the state’s groundbreaking Cap-and-Trade Program as an Offset Project Registry. As an approved registry, the Reserve is officially approved to issue registry offset credits under ARB compliance offset protocols that may then be transitioned ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • Ontario government retreats on climate change

    Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG emissions, as well as programs for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UN Climate Change Conference Day One: World Climate Summit

    Day One: World Climate Summit - Finance, skills and the changing paradigm of leadership.  The first of a series of insights from Jeff Beyer, the Carbon Trust, at the UN climate negotiations in Doha. I walked past fleets of sparkling new aircraft on the sun-blanched airstrip at Doha International Airport, and saw in the hazy distance a skyline that scarcely existed when the first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • US airlines protected from EU`s carbon scheme

    US President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday (27 November) shielding US airlines from paying for each tonne of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe, despite a recent move by Europe to suspend its proposed measure for one year. The bill was the first piece of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 3 Questions: World energy outlook

    You can read the original story in MIT News Fatih Birol, chief economist of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, is the lead author of an eye-catching new report projecting that the United States will become the world’s leading oil producer within a few ...

  • IEA applauds Korea`s green growth strategy

    In an in-depth review of Korea's energy policies released today, the International Energy Agency applauds the country's long-term commitment to green growth and achieving a low-carbon future but also sounded notes of caution regarding some elements of existing energy strategy. "Korea has taken great steps to enhance energy security and to ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Leading global businesses back carbon pricing

    Over 100 international companies, including Shell, Unilever, Cathay Pacific, EDF Energy, Braskem, Statoil, Swiss Re, Ricoh and Skanska, have endorsed the Carbon Price Communiqué, which was presented to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, and Ambassadors to the EU last week in Brussels. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New report examines risks of 4 degree hotter world by end of century

    The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to a new scientific report released today that was commissioned by the World ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California cap-and-trade system launches first auction

    In a move that could set the tone for a national carbon market in the United States, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has launched the first auction of its cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases. The California's cap-and-trade program is the first large-scale carbon market in the US, and could become the world's second largest carbon market after the European Union's Emission Trading ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California Kicks Off Cap-and-Trade Program to Auction Carbon Emission Credits

    Today, California kicked off the first auction of their cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) new cap-and-trade program. This is the first large-scale carbon market in the United States, and is expected to be the second largest carbon market in the world, after the European Union. "Many may agree, especially with the buzz around climate change ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Shipping industry moves to reduce emissions

    Maritime shipping is the world's most carbon-efficient form of transporting goods and the industry has now taken steps to further improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels and supply chain. Three large multinational corporations, which together ship over 350 million tons of commodities annually, have agreed to charter only the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • SFW Delivers Interactive River Restoration Solution for the Environment Agency

    SFW, and its client the Environment Agency, are delighted to announce that River Wiki http://riverwiki.restorerivers.eu is now live. This interactive knowledge management system which works like Wikipedia enables the collation and sharing of information on river restoration projects across Europe. This Wiki-style web-based information tool, built using Open Source technology, is expected to be ...

  • Australia to join EU`s emissions trading system

    Australia will scrap its planned floor price for carbon emissions and will link directly with the European Union's emissions trading system by 2018, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • INSIGHT Delivers Supply Chain Solutions for Cap & Trade Restrictions

    INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, believes that Cap & Trade Restrictions are growing in importance to the C-Suite due to recently adopted regulations in California. The ...


  • On the road to...Carbon Forum Asia

    COP 17 in Durban paved the way to a road that leads all countries to take action on climate change by 2020. But what happens between now and then? What are the defining issues that negotiators face and how are they affecting Asia and the global carbon markets? What is Asia doing to mitigate climate change through market mechanisms and how will it influence this process? What does the future hold ...


  • “Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange” Opens for Global Trading Announces deals with Australian and Japanese partners

    Starting today at 9:30 am Eastern/8:30 am Central, Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange (TCCX) opens worldwide trading, making the carbon credits of 145 members from 22 companies available to companies, utilities, and municipalities in North America. The electronic, emissions offsets mercantile dedicated to global trading of carbon offsets and credits celebrated the launch of the exchange last ...

  • EU Emissions Trading System: European Commission approves the UK’s national auction platform

    Today the European Commission (EC) Climate Change Committee (CCC) voted to approve the UK’s national auction platform for phase III and aviation auctions under the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Welcoming this important vote, Greg Barker said: “This announcement is a further step towards ensuring that we can start auctioning phase III and aviation allowances as ...

  • Climate action in a distracted world

    Thanks very much Bernice, and thanks to Chatham House for hosting this event. There are few think tanks that are global in both outlook and recognition. This is one of them. So I’m very pleased to be here to talk about a subject of global importance. When I first got interested in the green agenda – as an idealistic student – climate change was just crossing over into the public ...

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